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2023 Internship – Tunnels Maintenance London

    Website Balfour Beatty plc

    About the job

    About The Role

    This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe – the M25.

    We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to join us to work in Hatfield – Hertfordshire.

    Role purpose

    To assist in the efficient operation of the M25 Tunnels by undertaking maintenance and other tasks as required by the Maintenance Manager/Supervisor.

    What you’ll be doing

    As a Maintenance Technician, your main responsibilities are as follows:

    • Report to the Tunnel (Senior) Maintenance Supervisor;
    • Be conversant with the operation of all electrical/mechanical plant, within the Dartford River Crossing and other M25 Tunnels, under normal and emergency conditions and be capable of operating systems under local or remote control When authorised, to carry out switching on Connect Plus Services 11kV System;
    • Complete switching schedules prior to any HV switching works;
    • Responsible for safe electrical isolations carried out on site;
    • Carry out Planned Maintenance and defect repair work on a range of electrical equipment which includes Switchgear, Transformers, Pumps, Fans, VSDs, lighting and associated control gear etc;
    • Complete any records as required, including daily worksheets, and maintenance report sheets;
    • Read drawings and carry out fault finding and repairs without supervision;
    • Carry out all type of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance work within the capacity of a Maintenance Technician with or without direct supervision;
    • Carry out any work of a manual, semi-skilled or skilled nature of any type of trade description (including out of trade work) under the instructions of the Tunnel (Senior) Maintenance Supervisor;
    • Drive vehicles as required, for maintenance purposes;
    • Ensure that all relevant Health & Safety requirements are met, and safe working practices are always adopted;
    • Ensure that vehicles, plant, and equipment are available and maintained for safe operational use;
    • Ensure that routine vehicle checks, and drivers hours books are completed in accordance with company procedures;
    • Attend incidents and work safely in accordance with policies to facilitate the early clear up of hazard/incident;
    • Any other duties within the capacity of a Maintenance Technician as required by the Line Managers;
    • Live the Connect Plus Services Values;
    • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm;
    • Support the delivery of Connect Plus Services Sustainability activities;
    • Work to the Electrical Safe System of Work;
    • Mandatory requirement to participate in the Standby/Callout procedure for M25 Tunnels Holmesdale, Bell Common and Hatfield.

    Who we’re looking for

    The Following Qualities And Experience Are Essential

    • Good customer service skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • A confident and professional manner;
    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a complex matrix structure;
    • Team player;
    • A clear and thorough communication style;
    • Ability to observe all safety procedures and instructions;
    • Recognised Electrical Apprenticeship;
    • Relevant qualifications e.g. City & Guilds;
    • 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations;
    • Authorised Person is an advantage;
    • Card holder or training will be provided if necessary, in:
      • MEWPS;
      • Confined spaces training;
      • Inspection & Testing C&G 2391;
      • CSCS / ECS Card;
      • Qualify as an Approved Person under the BB ESSW requirement for HV and LV work
    • Knowledge and experience of generators and switchgear to 11KV Fault finding using schematic drawings;
    • All round experience in Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance (Pump Maintenance is an advantage);
    • Knowledge of current Health & Safety legislation;
    • Ability to carry out electrical installation work to current legislation;
    • Previous Road Tunnels or Building Maintenance.

    Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

    Connect Plus Services (CPS) brings together the collective strength of our parent companies – Balfour Beatty, Atkins and Egis Road Operation UK.

    With around 600 people, based at eight locations across the M25 network, we work on behalf of Connect Plus and Highways England to manage the operation of the M25 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, on everything from routine maintenance to managing the whole-life requirement of thousands of assets across the network.

    Our in-house expertise enables us to deliver solutions from design through to construction, which is enhanced by the depth and breadth of our parent companies capabilities.

    About Us

    Balfour Beatty Highways delivers major schemes including smart motorway upgrade programmes, complex national infrastructure projects and regional investment programme works for National Highways. We have a strong orderbook and a positive pipeline of opportunities, we put our customer, the road user, at the heart of everything we do. We work safely, delivering net carbon reductions and social value to the communities within which we work.

    At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at

    To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

    As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

    Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:

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